Monday, 29 October 2012

El' Creepy Custom Morgue Trunk

Hello Hello and soon to be Happy Halloween!

I found this trunk on  my local Kijiji site, and the story goes.....A son found the trunk up in the back corner shelf in a cabin garage that his parents bought! He had it for years hoping to renew it but just didn't get around to it. It has the original tag on it saying "Never break Trunks". It's dated early 1900!!

My sister In law, lets say likes "the darker side" of things and requested me do a custom design for her...completely out of my ordinary but I'll give it a try!
Here is the before...

The inside, with original hardware and hangers! How cool is that?

I have to say it was fun to go dark for a while, and luckily my sis in law gave me full control over the design because I did have many ideas for this trunk but finally decided on a Morgue Theme!!
Here is what I did...

I chalk painted the entire trunk with van Gogh Fossil Paint Mascara Black, I added an image from a coloring book of a vampire guy holding a heart.
I then took some vintage Poison Labels and some images from a 1808 poem called "The Grave" from the Graphics Fairy. I roughed all the pictures up a little to give that time worn feel. I did add some other creepy elements to the inside but that is for my sister in law and her husband's eyes only!

Here are some close ups...

Here is the outside front of the trunk with an Antique General Undertaker Ad...

The creepy man....

The title page from the poem "The Grave" dated 1808... How perfect is that?! Sorry for the picture, I couldn't get a great shot of it.

The second image from the Poem...

Finally, the Labels.

Happiest Halloween and I hope you enjoyed a little of the dark side! 
Until next time...

Super Love

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